I was thinking about getting a Red flame dwarf gourami. Will he get along with guppies, mollies, and a mystery snail? I have read mixed feelings???
snail, yes mollie, yes but guppie no srry i have one there really great fish with quite the personality
correct fishy budd
the gourami will eat the guppies fins and kill it. You should be fine with the snail. Not sure about a molly since they prefer a bit different water condition (molly prefer a little salt)
right but they can live either way
just because they can doesnt mean they should. A person can live in a room that is 4ft x 4ft but that doesnt mean they should.
my friend has gourmis and mollies in the same tank and they are fine.
that may be so, but gourami and mollies require different water parameters. Gourami prefer soft, acidic water and mollies need hard, alkaline water
not all gourami do. <email> fine in a pH of 7.0 . Gourami are not picky about there water type they will take most "anything"
Again, just because they are living in that condition, doesnt mean they should. Living in conditions other than where they are naturally found can stress them, encourage disease or parasites and has the potential to cut their lives short. In the wild they need soft, acidic water. Sure they can adapt to different water parameters just the same as a person can adapt from living on a farm to living in an apartment or go from making a 6 figure income to living on minimum wages. The person/fish wont like it but they can live in it.
Thanks. I will just wait to get for next fish tank. What about a tiger barb...would they be compatable with mollie and guppies?
Sorry no. all barbs are fin nippers and will rip the guppys tail (and molly i there sail fin)
Thanks for all the advice...Unfortunately not the answer I was looking for, but I kinda figured. I guess its time to talk my wife into another tank for Dwarf gouramis and Tiger barbs!...LOL
I recently put four guppies, five balck skirts and two gouramis together and it's all peaceful there--at least for now.
In one of my tanks, I have neon tetras, glow light tetras, pencil fish, molly's, platys, guppys a clown loach and two dwarf guaramis. The guaramis are male and female sometimes depending on their moods they do get territorial over their favorite hiding places or a fallen friend and will chase the intruder away, but that quickly ends once the culprit leaves or they become interested in something else in the tank. Once in awhile they have a small quarrel but never escalates into any thing more. All and all they seem to be pretty peaceful fish. As far as the salt and temperature goes maybe I'm just lucky but I don't even have a thermometer in any one of my tanks, I can tell (about) the temp by touching ( I have three children and three grandchildren) and not one of them died of a high fever and checking it daily, also by the activity level of the fish. Now with the salt content I (don't use anything to measure except my eyes and nobody's died from that either. I wouldn't recommend any of this unless your extremely confident with your ability. All of my fish without speaking to them personally are flourishing . I will post photos later.